Saturday, 8 May 2010


Doctor Who
31x06 The Vampires of Venice
That was brilliant fun! So glad to see a three-person TARDIS team again -- considering that for much of the classic series there were two or even three companions, I've always looked forward to the new series giving it a go. Sure, we had Adam... for two episodes; and Jack... for three; and then Mickey... for four; but it was never quite permanent, was it? Hopefully Rory can manage at least five. I'm not convinced.
Also, I'm glad it was called The Vampires of Venice. Only a little thing, but that definitive just adds something, I feel.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Doctor Who Confidential
5x06 Death in Venice
Presumably we'll be back to Confidential Cut-Downs on the DVDs now (after getting full-length ones for all the specials), which is a shame. Take an episode like this, for example: there's a lot of different stuff going on, so what do you cut? Do you lose all the behind-the-scenes bits? Seems wrong when Confidential stands as the DVDs' "making of" documentaries, and this episode had a few different things to share beyond the usual "this is how CGI works" stuff. So do you lose all the stuff about the real Venice instead? But that was interesting and different too, so it'd also be a shame to lose.
Or do you just think "sod it, no one watches extras any more anyway" and bung on whichever segment is conveniently 15 minutes long? Probably that one, eh.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Over the Rainbow
Show 8
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

"Sack Kay Burley! Watch the BBC!"

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

More slight changes again this week, plus the monthly running time update.

Number of titles in collection: 1,172 [up 2]
Of which DVDs: 1,090 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 82 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 2,840 [up 2]
Number of films in collection: 1,229 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,916 [no change]

Statistic of the week:

Total running time of collection (approx.):
197 days, 7 hours, and 13 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 6 hours, and 23 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.